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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 20, 2011 3:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Son of the Sheik (1926) /Cobra (1925)

Are they PD?

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Jan 21, 2011 5:49am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Son of the Sheik (1926) /Cobra (1925)

If memory serves, Valentino has an odd window, in that his pre-1923 films are (obviously) PD, his films that are post-1923 to when he joined United Artists are under copyright, and the films he did for UA until his death are PD, because United Artists, if memory serves, abandoned a *lot* of copyrights on silent films in the late 40s.

That would also mean that Cobra isn't (it was his last non-UA film) and The Eagle, his first UA film, is.

This is only from memory. I highly suggest someone who has decent copyright-fu actually look it up.